Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Looks like the ADA is finally admitting mercury fillings do harm

The following is a post that my wife forwarded to me regarding ADA recent comments on Mercury Fillings.

Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)
President, Gordon Research Institute

Terry J. Lee D.D.S.
Ph. 480-545-8237

ADA warns members: Trouble ahead for mercury fillings.

The American Dental Association sends out an ADA Update to its members only, but of course we have several Fifth Columnists who wheel it on to us.

Gone is the old ADA braggadocio about the Food & Drug Administration finding mercury fillings to be safe. Gone is the time-worn assurance to its members that the good old ADA will take care of any problems those "anti-amalgamists" are stirring up. Instead, the ADA meekly advises its members that warnings are likely, and a ban is conceivable.

Below is their entire message on this issue. Note the quotations – again, folks, this is straight from the American Dental Association:
·We don't know the direction the FDA will take,"
·FDA could issue "a mandatory brochure or even limited warnings,"
·FDA could even issue "a ban," though "we don't expect the latter."

Charlie Brown
Note our new address & ph #
Charles G. Brown, National Counsel
Consumers for Dental Choice
316 F St., N.E., Suite 210, Washington, DC 20002
Ph. 202.544-6333; fax 544-6331,

Paragraph from ADA Update, July 1, 2007
"The FDA has been contemplating regulatory action for several years to reclassify dental amalgam as either a class 2 or 3 material. (Components of encapsulated amalgam currently are classified separately.) The ADA has supported classifying dental amalgam as a Class 2 device in the past. We expect the FDA will issue an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) this summer, seeking input from interested parties. An ANPR is the beginning of the regulatory process. After consideration of input generated by the ANPR, the FDA will likely issue a notice of proposed rulemaking, setting forth a specific proposal for public comment. Only after that would a new regulation be issued. At this point, we don't know the direction the FDA will take. The agency could simply reclassify amalgam as a Class 2 material, adding special controls to its use, such as a mandatory brochure or even limited warnings, or classify it as a Class 3 material, which could result in a ban. We don't expect the latter. We're closely monitoring these developments and of course will offer appropriate advocacy comments and develop strategies for addressing the ANPR. We'll also keep you updated as this process plays out."



At 1:13 PM, Blogger Ellen Sublett said...

Dr. Clouthier,
I had a bone density test last year and have Osteo beginnning in my right pevis. My doctor prescribed Premarin (hormone replacement) lowest dose .0325 and FOSAMAX. I take the premarin daily. I took the FOSAMAX for about 2 months and then I read & heard it was not good for your teeth. I'm due for another bone density test in a couple of months. I'm in dilemma, guess we have to weight this out.
Thank you,
Ellen Sublett


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